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Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics
 
 

Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics, 1st Edition

 
Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics, 1st Edition,Luo Yiqi,ISBN9780120139361
 
 
 

Advances in Ecological Research

L Yiqi   

Academic Press

9780120139361

9780080490298

208

229 X 152

The most recent volume in one of Elsevier's most successful and prestigious series

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Key Features

* Provides fresh ways of describing food webs and applies previous observations in a new context
* Ranked as the #1 publication in the Institute for Scientific Information in the Ecology section of 2000
* Powerful new theory AND application to some of the best food web data in the world
* Many mathematical models for food web structure and function
* Integrates previously unconnected perspectives on the description of ecological communities

Description

The most recent volume of this series, Advances in Ecological Research, demonstrates a captivating knowledge of recent advances in the analysis of food webs. A food web describes the network of predator-prey interactions within a community. The simplest description of a food web specifies only who eats whom (a connectance web), with no indication of how much or how often. Chapters in this book begin with a discussion of the most detailed connectance webs ever compiled, and advance to incorporate information on the body size and numerical abundance of the species. The results yield new ways of describing food webs and powerful new models for estimating patterns of energy flow in ecosystems.

Readership

Scientists and academicians studying ecology, evolution, plant biology, physiology, the environment, population biology, and entomology.

Luo Yiqi

Affiliations and Expertise

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts, U.S.A. University of Oklahoma, Norman, U.S.A.

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Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics, 1st Edition

Food webs, body size and species abundance in ecological community description
Quantification and resolution of a complex, size-structured food web
Estimating relative energy fluxes using the food web, species abundance, and body size
 
 
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